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Obitaemyy ostrov (2009)

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On the threshold of 22nd century, furrowing the space, protagonist from the Free Search Group makes emergency landing on an unknown planet where he must stay. People who are living on this ... See full summary »

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Vasiliy Stepanov ...
Maksim
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Rada
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Gay
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Zef
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Vepr (as Gosha Kutsenko)
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Strannik
Mikhail Evlanov ...
Chachu
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Fank
Anna Mikhalkova ...
Ordi
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Papa
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Prokuror (as Fyodor Bondarchuk)
Yuriy Tsurilo ...
General
Kirill Pirogov ...
Svyokor
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Test
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Shurin
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On the threshold of 22nd century, furrowing the space, protagonist from the Free Search Group makes emergency landing on an unknown planet where he must stay. People who are living on this planet have remained at the stone level of the 20th century, with its social problems, miserable ecology and shaky world... Written by egalogs

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Personal guitars of Paul McCartney, Sting, Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones, John Paul Jones and Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin, and Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath were used for recording the film's score. Producer Sergey Melkumov had the idea to use them when a friend of his, who owned a collection of vintage guitars, presented two guitars out of those to him and to cinematographer Maksim Osadchiy-Korytkovskiy. See more »

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Red armored car, which Maxim steals near the final, was designed without a door. So the crew had to cut the hatch in the tank's plating. When Guy Gaal knocks the car, it can be seen that the hatch cover is actually made of wood. See more »

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Narrator: The year 2157, the Noon of Mankind. Armed with the Great Theory of Upbringing, people have forgotten about wars, hunger and terrorism. Nature lives again. A breakthrough in medicine has set people free from illnesses, allowing them to use hidden resources of the human body. Earthlings are reclaiming distant planets. New generations have risen, for whom search in deep space is a routine matter. Young earthlings are brave, strong and naive. They think they are capable of everything.
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Referenced in Prozhektorperiskhilton: Pavel Lungin (2009) See more »

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not bad, actually
13 January 2009 | by (Russian Federation) – See all my reviews

Can't understand all this negative hysteria. Most of which is actually about nothing ("crap! oh, such a crap! totally crap!" often mentioning that Bondarchuk is a bad director). Well, I can partly understand those who admired the original book (which is really worth reading) as they may have imagined everything in different manner (this is particularly true for sci-fi adaptations). But very often I read comments of people who seemed to be negatively oriented even before they really watched the film.

The movie is not piece of art. It really takes a lot from classic sci-fi movies (from costumes designs to city views). And directing sometimes is confusing. But the film has one strong point - the plot, original story that authors reflected rather well. Special effects are good (they were performed by American specialists), acting is not bad (dramatic acting usually is not required in sci-fi action movies). In essence, the movie is good and worth seeing. Don't take negative comments for granted.

BTW as far as I know Boris Strugaztsky (the one of two brothers who is still alive) liked the adaptation.


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